Travel Advisory

June 2019

HIGH VOLUMES EXPECTED AT SEA-TAC AIRPORT

The summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the busiest travel season at Sea-Tac Airport. Roughly 70,000 daily passengers are expected to move through TSA checkpoints for most weekends in June, July, and August.

Traveler advice

  • Security checkpoint wait times are unpredictable. Arrive at the airport two hours ahead of time for a domestic flight and three hours for an international flight.
  • Pack carry-ons appropriately to avoid delays with re-screening. Electronics larger than a cell phone must be removed from carry-on luggage and limit carry-on food items for faster screening.
  • Avoid driving to the airport. Link light rail is by far the best option if you want to stay out of a traffic jam. Public transit, taxis, airport shuttles, or rideshare vehicles are other great alternatives for driving to the airport.

Read more tips on how to plan for summer travel through Sea-Tac Airport.

June 2019

VIADUCT REMOVAL IMPACTS ACCESS BETWEEN PIKE PLACE MARKET AND THE SEATTLE WATERFRONT

The removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct has moved directly in front of Pike Place Market, giving visitors to the MarketFront front row seats to see history in the making. Unfortunately, the major transition of this area is also temporarily impacting access between Pike Place Market and the Seattle Waterfront. When traveling to or from Pike Place Market in June and July, please keep the following in mind:

DRIVING

  • Access to Western Ave at Seneca opens this Sunday, June 16.
  • Pike Place Market Parking Garage is OPEN with over 800 parking spots. Entrance is on Western Ave.
  • Alaska Way Garage entrance is CLOSED now through early July.

WALKING

  • Walking is the best way to see the action up close.
  • 3 pedestrian pathways are marked through the Viaduct construction between the Market and the Waterfront. See the maps below for details.

Demolition is scheduled to be complete by July 12. For additional information and ongoing updates, please visit pikeplacemarket.org/directions-parking.

PHASE 1 OF CONSTRUCTION:
Tentatively through June 22

The Pike Street HillClimb is currently closed. You can access the waterfront through the Pike Place Market parking garage and by a custom ADA walkway. Signs have been placed inside all elevators in the parking garage, providing directions on what level provides the best access. Yellow footprints have also been placed on the path to help navigate through the garage to the Waterfront.

  • ADA Ramp pathway is created for access to the Waterfront
  • Southwest Corner Stairwell of the Garage is for Emergency Access Only
  • Alaskan Way Garage Entrance/Exit Closed

PHASE 2 OF CONSTRUCTION:
Tentatively June 22 through the end of the month

  • ADA Ramp pathway is created for access to the Waterfront
  • Limited Access Hillclimb Path (Rough pathway, not ADA, no strollers or wheelchairs)
  • Southwest Corner Stairwell of the Garage is for Emergency Access Only
  • WSDOT Security Guard On Duty when active demolition near stairs
  • Alaskan Way Garage Car Entrance/Exit Closed

PHASE 3 OF CONSTRUCTION:
Tentatively late June through July 12

  • Shuttle brought on for ADA and to transport to/from PPM to Waterfront
  • Limited Access Hillclimb Path (Rough pathway, not ADA, no strollers or wheelchairs)
  • Alaskan Way Garage Car Entrance/Exit Closed

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